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Strum Island

The South Shore of Nova Scotia is immensely popular with sailors and sightseers alike where they find multiple outlets for recreation such as hiking and boating and opportunities to experience the charming culture during events like the Bluenose Celebration and the Tall Ships Festival. One hour from the Halifax International Airport and 45 minutes from Peggy’s Cove, Mahone Bay is a quaint and historic village where the locals are famous for their warm hospitality. Main Street is dotted with a variety of restaurants and shops, outdoor plazas, a marina, and most famously, the fabled church spires. Situated around the enchanting towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay, Strum Island is one of the few developed islands whose landscape has been carefully restored with native vegetation in order to preserve its natural setting.Foremost, the island is equipped with a substantial wharf capable of hosting a wide variety of watercraft and a boathouse for storing equipment and supplies. Living accommodations are located on the second floor. Both are significant amenities to the island built with the same craftsmanship and attention to detail as the main residence. For a different kind of arrival, a helipad has been provided as an additional convenience.Comprised of six large bedrooms, six full baths and one half bath, the main home is approximately 9,500 square feet. Its open interior incorporates space for a game room, wet bar, media room, exercise area, library, and also features two kitchens to facilitate both large and small groups. A state-of-the-art security system monitors the home, which can be controlled remotely from any part of the world.Made almost entirely of granite, the residence also integrates materials of western red cedar, slate roofing, and copper flashing in order to efficiently mitigate the elements and require a minimal amount of maintenance.Numerous covered decks allow for outdoor gathering and a fourth floor observation tower provides spectacular 360-degree views. Special attention was given to the outdoor entertainment area, known as the ‘Lobster Temple’, which has an expansive built-in granite table and wood-burning fireplace used to host outdoor feasts with family and friends. In addition, the ‘Rose Hut’ is a short walk up the hill and sits delicately perched over the ocean as an intimate space for relaxation and meditation.Vegetable gardens and numerous varieties of trees grow on the island. Fresh drinking water is supplied by a natural aquifer by way of a drilled well. A generous portion of the island is a beautiful sandy beach. The island truly has been transformed into an accessible, relaxing and peaceful retreat.The uniqueness of its architecture, the numerable features and amenities, coastline location, and the privacy it affords, makes Strum Island an unparalleled destination surrounded by the beauty and grandeur of the Atlantic Ocean. 

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